This is where the action is. St George is home to Grenada’s capital, St George’s, the Maurice Bishop International Airport, and the famous Grand Anse Beach. The wider Grand Anse area is home to many of the island’s hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. But it doesn’t take long for the developed south west coastline to give way to dramatic mountains with easily accessible waterfalls and rainforest trails to explore.
The bustling centre of government, commerce and the main sea port, the picturesque town is steeped in history, with colourful Georgian architecture dotted along the dramatic hillside that rises up from the seafront. Worth seeing are historic Fort George, the Market Square and the beautiful Carenage seafront. For a detailed look at the capital, check out our blog, 8 Top Attractions in St George's.
Built by the French in 1779, the fort was then paradoxically used by the British to defend against its constructors. The small bastion-style fort is well preserved, and offers a stunning panoramic view over St George’s and Grand Anse Beach, through its grand arches.
Right next door to Fort Frederick, and the largest on the island, Fort Matthew was completed in 1790 - the main point of defence along the Richmond Hill ridge. The underground tunnels, ammunition chambers and eighteenth century kitchen are worth exploring.
The Tower Estate
A lovely great house with mahogany floors and period furniture surrounded by lush gardens. Admission includes a tour of the historic house, gardens and organic farm, followed by afternoon tea.
Just a mile from historic Fort Frederick, this private garden is filled with beautiful fruit and spice trees, and tropical flowers. Owner and avid flower arranger Anne will delight in sharing her garden with you. Orchids from Smithy’s Garden add to the variety displayed at the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where the Grenada Display has achieved a total of 15 gold medals which are highly coveted by exhibitors.
Sunny Side Garden
Five acres of lush gardens with several types of palm, flowering plants, a pond with koi carp and a 100 year old family home. After touring the gardens, enjoy a refreshing rum punch on the owner’s veranda.
Just 15 minutes drive from St George’s, this 30 foot waterfall plunges into a large pool where you can take a swim and watch the antics of brave cliff divers. Set in lush tropical gardens, the falls are only a two minute walk from the visitors’ centre, making it the most accessible of Grenada’s waterfalls.
Mt Qua Qua
A beautiful hike through the Grand Etang rainforest leads to this stunning peak with 360-degree views around Grenada and the coastline. It’s a strenuous two and a half hour hike (there and back) along a rocky mountain ridge. The trailhead is located just a few minutes from the Grand Etang Visitors Centre.
De La Grenade Industries
Once a small cottage industry and now a large-scale enterprise, making a range of award-winning jams, jellies, syrups and other products using Grenada’s spices and fruits. The property also features a herb and spice garden open to visitors.
Explore the other parishes of Grenada in our Sightseeing Section.